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Sunset Boulevard: The Musical is back!

“Sunset Boulevard: The Musical” is back!

Kraig Klein October 16, 2019
"Sunset Boulevard: The Musical,” currently being revived at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater, is a curious little show. It’s a musical adaptation of a 1950 film noir with music written by legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (as the playbill proudly boasts).
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Lincoln Center in New York City, with the David H. Koch Theater to the left, David Geffen Hall on the right, and the Metropolitan Opera House center. CHUN-HUNG ERIC CHENG/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Lincoln Center’s “My Fair Lady” is an old musical with modern feminist values

Kraig Klein February 9, 2019
“My Fair Lady” is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion,” a variation of the Greek myth of Pygmalion. In the original myth, Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with his statue of a woman, and after praying to the goddess Aphrodite, his fetishized statue is brought to life.
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A view of Washington Heights, a neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. SIMPLETHRILL/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical, “In the Heights,” fails to live up to his reputation

Kraig Klein March 29, 2018
I attended the John W. Engeman Theater’s revival of “In the Heights,” but left the theater incredibly confused as to how the musical could have possibly won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.
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The audience for Once: The Musical
 is invited onstage before the performance to make music requests.

ONCE: A simple, yet deeply entertaining, musical

Kraig Klein February 26, 2018
“ONCE,” currently performing at the John W. Engeman Theater of Northport, is a revival of the 2011 stage adaptation of the 2006 film of the same name. The show originated off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop before moving to Bernard B. Jacob Theater.
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Billie Joe Armstrong, above, is the lead singer of Green Day. Armstrong formed the punk-rock ban in 1986. PHOTO CREDIT: SVEN-SEBASTIAN SAJAK

Pocket Theater wants to be American Idiots

John Snyder September 14, 2015
The completely student-run theatre group, Pocket Theatre, is tackling the Tony-nominated musical, “American Idiot.”
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Pocket Theatre gives Stony Brook students a Halloween treat with Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show”

Krysten Massa November 4, 2014
In the spirit of Halloween, Stony Brook’s Pocket Theatre performed Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Leadership and Service Center.
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Staller Center celebrates Halloween with The Addams Family

Eileen Quaranto October 28, 2013
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall season, Staller Center for the Arts featured a seasonally festive, spooky and whimsical performance of the Broadway musical comedy The Addams Family this past Sunday evening. The Staller Center was fortunate enough to house the production on its tour of North America just in time for the week of Halloween.
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Rigoletto is set in 1960s Las Vegas, and the outfits show it. (The Staller Center for the Arts)

Staller Center brings Metropolitan Opera to Stony Brook

Fumi Honda February 3, 2013
The new year draws fresh shows from the Metropolitan Opera (MET) in its latest productions of “La Rondine” and “Rigoletto.”
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Broadway Meets Staller Stage

Arielle Dollinger April 4, 2011
The cast of “Spring Awakening” took the stage of the Stony Brook Staller Center on Sunday, bringing the Broadway musical to the Stony Brook community.
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Staller Presents: Who Pead the Mattress?

Staller Presents: Who Pea’d the Mattress?

Nicole Bansen April 4, 2011

Laughter echoed throughout the Staller Center’s Recital Hall yesterday during the performance of the production, "Okay, Who Pea’d the Mattress?" Students were in charge of acting, directing,...

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